Dr. Beth Pollack served as Acting Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Arts and Sciences during the spring semester. She is a graduate of the Ohio State University, C.W. Post Center of Long Island University and the University of California, Santa Barbara with a PhD in Hispanic Languages and Literatures. She has been at New Mexico State University since 1988, and served as Academic Department Head of Languages and Linguistics from 1997 to 2007. She has served twice as the Director of Graduate Studies for the Spanish MA Program.
Dr. Pollack was on the Faculty Senate for six years. She also served on the College of Arts and Sciences Planning Committee and is currently in her second term as a member of the College Faculty Affairs Committee. Her research areas are contemporary Latin American minority fiction and literary translation (both prose and narrative). In June 2010, she was a resident artist at the Banff International Literary Translation Centre the only residency program for literary translators in North America.